600m2 of troglodyte cellars and galleries are open to visitors. The stunning space has become a prime location for temporary exhibitions.
They are the old quarries whose stones were used to build the houses here. The underground cavities were converted into a troglodyte farm.
The still-standing basement window that linked Rabelais’ house to the livestock cellars shows how close man and beast were.
The large wine cellars still bear the traces of four presses and “jettes de vendange” that prove the house made wine until the late 19th century.